Research Doctor of Education

Students enrolled in the EdD Program will have an opportunity to integrate and contribute to basic and applied science as it relates to occupational therapy and movement science.

Broad areas of research fall under the following categories:

  • How movement and posture support participation in daily living.
  • Movement impairment and its impact on functional daily living skills.
  • Development and testing of real world/ecologically valid assessments of motor function.
  • Development and testing of occupation-based practice guidelines.

Current and potential areas of specific research foci include:

  • The role of perception, motor, and cognition in the context of daily living.
  • How mental imagery and practice affects recovery after central nervous system dysfunction.
  • Vestibular, sensory, and motor impairment as manifested in patients with psychiatric disorders, and its impact on participation in daily living.